Our favorite leading man, Morris Chestnut, can add a new title to his resumé. Today, the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) announced him as their 2014 celebrity ambassador. Author/producer Tonya Lewis Lee will serve as the organization’s host committee chair.
The ABFF festival, started in 1997 by Jeff Friday, is a four-day event focused on showcasing quality cinema by and about people of African descent, and promoting diversity in the film and television industries.
“Morris Chestnut is a beloved and charismatic actor, ” says Friday “The role of the ABFF ambassador is to broaden public awareness of the festival as well as its mission, and you are about to see Morris everywhere with this weeks release of The Best Man Holiday—a must see! I deeply appreciate both Morris and Tonya’s commitment to advance opportunities for Black artists in our industry.“
“It’s an honor and privilege to be the ambassador of the ABFF, taking place this year in New York—a city that has inspired and cultivated so much great talent in all areas of film,” says Chestnut.
The 18th annual ABFF festival will be held June 19-22, 2014 in New York City. Festival passes and tickets are on sale now.
Catch Morris Chestnut in The Best Man Holiday in theaters this Friday.